3 recent chess tournaments that inspired me
It was only a couple of years ago when the live transmission of chess tournaments were - lets say -  still in development. Most websites were a mess, live games had some glitches here and there, live video was just starting up and so it was...
Carlsen dominates the news
With the Tromsø World Cup on the way, the Norwegian news is still dominated by its legend Magnus Carlsen. Thanks to a perfect (social) media campaign, the world champion candidate offers ready-to-publish (front page) headlines to the newspapers....
Fashion in chess
Sometimes I really wonder why I spend so much time in chess. Many people may recall the musty chess scene: old grandpa's smoking a pipe, in deep thought, pondering about their next move. Making their move without any countenance. Games last...
Ramadan Chess in Sharjah
Chess is growing popularity in the United Arab Emirates. The nation, which houses about 9% of world's oil reserves, is professionalizing its chess clubs rapidly, not being shy to invest loads of money in the chess club's infrastructure. Last...
Open letter to Chessbase, DGT and tournament organizers: store and publish chess games with time notation
Everyone who ever played a serious game of chess will acknowledge the importance clock times can have during the decision making process. A chess player running out of time may play less accurate, sometimes leading to blunders - even on the highest...
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